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  1. Gaggia Forum
    Hey all, I'm still new to espresso making and have been playing with a Gaggia Classic I recently bought. I modded the OPV to reduce pressure to 9.5 bars and replaced the shower screen with a brass one. I've been practising my tamping and managed to reduce channeling, but I still struggle...
  2. Gaggia Forum
    Hi All, I hope everyone is staying safe and managing the lockdown as well as they can. I have well and truly been bitten by the coffee bug and am on a mission to perfect my barista skills and shot quality. I have a Gaggia Classic with PID and brass parts, and recently brought a bottomless...
  3. Coffee Accessories
    Does anyone know the length of the screw that goes through the centre of the shower screen in to the group head on a Sage Dual boiler? Mine has sheared off in the GH and I'm just out of warranty, so looking to drill it out of the group head and replace with my own rather than go through what...
  4. Coffee Lounge
    Quick question. Had my shower screen for a couple of years now. Recently have noticed that it looks a little 'saggy'. And is leaving an indent on the puck. Do these things fail after a time. The stock screen that I haven't used looks a tight mesh ??
  5. ACS Forum
    I was wondering if owners could post up their current shower screen of choice for their beautiful Vesuvius. I've just replaced the standard screen with an IMS E61 200 NT. I checked the flow with a warming flush and it looked superior - widely dispersed droplets like a shower, unlike the...
  6. Sage Forum
    Hi everyone, I don't know if I'm imagining things but is this pouring to the right? If so would this effect my espresso and can I fix it? It seems it is affecting it as my puck comes out with little holes to the right, between 1-3 of them.. Thanks in advance! **Video to follow once i work...
  7. Sold
    Post edited - shower screens sold Found some bits lying around I don't need. All £10 posted. Urnex Grindz. 430g tub - used, still loads left. See photo for level in the tub.
  8. Sage Forum
    Hi all, Had my DTP for around 3 months using it every other day or so. When it comes to cleaning I've just followed the instruction booklet,however,on this forums people talk about removing the shower screen and cleaning it. Is this important? If so how often is it recommended?'Looks quite a...
  9. Coffee Lounge
    Can I start by saying my previous machine was a second hand baby gaggia, this was the first time I had changed a group gasket and it was totally cemented to the machine so I was very surprised at how easy a relatively new gasket can be removed. Anyway, I've had this machine for 9 weeks and this...
  10. Lever Forum
    Morning! Have had the LR for about a month and have to say it's fantastic. I fitted the ims 35 shower screen and to start with it was fine and held well. It recently has started popping off if I flush without the pf holder. I have cleaned the screen and the group but still it feels loose. It...
  11. Gaggia Forum
    Hi, I've found that relatively recently my gaggia classic has started doing a really fine spray through the shower screen, which sprays out in all directions, rather than the sort of flow I'd usually expect. The photo below attempts to capture what I mean. This is quite annoying as it means I...
  12. Gaggia Forum
    Hi, I'm slowly getting there with my classic - OPV mod, descale, boiler strip down and new solenoid. I can now pull an okay 25-30s shot, but get less espresso from the right spout compared with left over the length of the pull. Is this normal or is there a fault? Or, should I be thinking about...
  13. Expobar Forum
    Hello all I'm using the standard portafilter on my Expobar Leva. The portafilter has never locked in a 6 o'clock... more like 7! Never thought anymore about it until today. Just moved onto a new bag of coffee and dosed 18g, locked into machine and it felt a bit tight... took the PF back out...
  14. Coffee Lounge
    I bought a Cremina 2002 from this forum a couple of years ago, and have been enjoying it very much since then. I use it for one espresso daily, sometimes a bit more. In 2 years, I've had to replace some wiring (which was dodgy when I bought it), and the power switch (because the light stopped...
  15. Gaggia Forum
    Hi All, First off let me say, fantastic forum you've got here, you've already helped me so much with my technique and equipment. Unfortunately iv'e got a bit of an issue that i'm not sure how to address... but firstly, what i'm working with - - Gaggia Classic circa 2003: reconditioned by me...
  16. Coffee Lounge
    I'm want to buy a Kees Van Der Westen E61 shower screen from Origin. Unfortunately they won't accept paypal payment and I'm not willing to spend crazy money on bank fees for an international transfer. Would anyone here be willing to make the payment on my behalf - it's 20 quid incl postage? I'll...
  17. Lever Forum
    How do you remove the shower screen from a La Pavoni 1974?
  18. Lever Forum
    Can someone point me in the direction of what part number for a replacement IMS/VST shower screen and where the best place to buy ? Plus should I replace the group seal at the same time ?
  19. Gaggia Forum
    I picked up a gaggia classic recently in the for sale section, and on disassembling to clean noticed that there are two shower screens. Is this normal for the model? Has it been done to improve the coffee in some way? On searching the internet I can't see any other examples of this. I may just...
  20. Lever Forum
    I am currently getting great results with the stock screen and VST basket, Is their any reason to buy an aftermarket screen ? Would I just be buying one for the sake of it ? or have other L1 owners seen any benefit ?
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